Man wounded near DC-295 in Northeast DC

A man was shot in Northeast D.C. on Tuesday afternoon.

D.C. police said the victim was hit in the lower body around 2:25 p.m. on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast, just south of DC-295.

The police said the wounded man was conscious and responsive.

Police have asked people to be on the lookout for an older-model Acura with Maryland temporary plates. They said that if you see it, don’t take any action except calling 911.

Traffic effects from the investigation have led to a spreading traffic jam for the past few hours.

At one point, all northbound lanes of DC-295 between Benning Road and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue were blocked. Burroughs Avenue is blocked between Minnesota Avenue and DC-295.

As of about 3:45 p.m., one lane was getting by, but that’s still enough to really foul things up: Dave Dildine, in the WTOP Traffic Center, said the delays are stretching all the way back to Virginia on I-395.

“Northbound traffic is heavy and slow from Crystal City, across the Southeast/Southwest Freeway onto DC-295,” Dildine said. “Side effects include bailout delays on New York Avenue and Minnesota Avenue in Northeast.”

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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